Visit of All Ireland Chaplain to Lisnaskea MU

On Thursday 2nd February Lisnaskea Mothers’ Union branch held a visitors night. The branch leader was honoured to welcome the Very Revd Raymond Ferguson, the dean of Kilmore Cathedral, as the guest speaker. This was his first engagement in Clogher Diocese as the all Ireland MU chaplain.

He gave an excellent talk regarding the history of the MU with special reference to the founder Mary Sumner and her family. He mentioned the wonderful welcome he had received by the MU in Tanzania, Africa on the two occasions that he visited there. He also expressed his gratitude to the MU in Aughnacloy who offered such help and hospitality to him and his family when his late wife Rosemary died. He praised his own MU who meet in his deanery every month and provide him with an excellent supper.

Finally he closed his address with a few sentences about Lydia the seller of purple in the story from Acts 16 which he had asked Florence Creighton to read. She also read an article about the MU in Kampala as she had beads for sale which they had made.

Everyone received a free copy of the Bible cake recipe. Carol Sommerville a visually impaired girl from the Fold sang Blessed Assurance with everyone joining in the chorus. She also sang the grace after which a delicious supper was served by Norman Coulter and staff from Sadlers restaurant in Enniskillen so that the Lisnaskea members could relax and fully enjoy the evening without having to worry about catering for the 80 people present.